LPJL Daily Takedown – July 19th, 2017

Professional Stalker David Daleiden #CantStopWontStop Spreading Lies

UTTER CONTEMPT: Slimeball propagandist David Daleiden has just been held in contempt of court for continuing to release illegally obtained and heavily tampered-with videos. Da-LIE-den is one of the vidiots from the so-called Center for Medical Progress who released tapes in 2015 that were doctored to indicate Planned Parenthood was selling fetal remains. The tapes were shown to be bullshit and PP was cleared of any wrongdoing. And now this virtual stalker is charged with 15 felonies for secretly recorded videos—videos that his lawyers CONTINUE to publicize in defiance of a court order. All of the illegal activity involving these tapes has been committed by Daleiden and the people who made them!  

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 Not Real Science 101- An Intro to “Abortion Reversal”

REVERSE ENGINEERING: Anti-abortion myth-makers have been busily concocting another lie to foist on the public—one that we at LPJL have been warning you about. It’s the pseudo-scientific turd pie of being able to “reverse” medication abortions by intervening in the 24 to 36 hours between the taking of the two pills that are used in the procedure. The “science” behind reversal is anecdotal quackery being pushed mostly by one obsessed doctor. But thanks to his fairy tales, now 10 states require abortion providers to LIE TO PATIENTS and tell them that medication abortions can be “reversed.” Anti-abortion scammers are hiding behind fake science the way they hide behind phony efforts to “help women” with TRAP laws that only harm patients. If anti-choice people had anything good to say, they could say it without hiding behind lies. 

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Helping #ExposeFakeClinics: A Tutorial

The More You Know, The More You #ExposeFakeClinics

DON’T GET FAKED OVER by fake clinics! And learn how to expose them to protect others! July 17 to 26 is Expose Fake Clinics Week, where we shine a light on the anti-choice maggots under the slimy rock of deception. Fake clinics are those “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” (CPC’s) that fool people seeking abortion services or information into thinking they’re an actual medical facility. Then the unwitting victims are deluged with lies and shaming designed to pressure them out of making their own decisions. And of course these shame-mills are generously funded by your tax dollars in many states. Texas alone has thrown millions to these scamsters. LPJL IS FIGHTING BACK AGAINST THESE HORRIBLE PLACES, in fact check out yesterday’s protest in Pittsburgh in our Vagical Mystery Tour update below to see what LPJL is doing to fight back! 

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Land of the Semi-Free, Home of the State by State Attack on Repro Rights

STATES OF EMERGENCY! While most of the media is transfixed by the shit-show going on in Washington, the real work of building an evil empire of theocratic hate and misogyny is going on at the state level. And reproductive rights are a prime target. In 2017 alone, 28 states have tried to put more restrictions on abortion, with many of them aiming to eliminate it entirely. Even Texas, which had their HB2 slapped down by the Supreme Court, went right back to more weasel-work to undermine abortion rights. There are efforts all over the country to ban the safest and most common 2nd trimester abortion procedure, force fetal tissue “burials,” and make it harder for minors to exercise choice. And taxpayer money continues to be wasted on fake clinics and abstinence programs. That’s why LPJL works tirelessly to inform you about what’s happening in YOUR state! 

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From the Antis: Can You Believe Planned Parenthood Thinks Even SEX WORKERS Deserve Healthcare?

TRAFFIC SCAM. Jeezus! Is there any depth anti-abortion hate-mongers won’t sink to? They try to smear abortion care providers as abetting sex trafficking when the providers offer possibly life-saving care to sex workers, including those who may be caught up in trafficking. These ghouls send undercover “journalists”/stalkers to clinics posing as pimps. When the clinics offer to help the victims, they’re portrayed as being involved in “underage sex trafficking.” I guess the “pro-life” approach would be to cast them out for their sins and let them rot with whatever medical problems their victimhood has caused them. Compassion means care, not judgment, dickwads! 

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VAGICAL UPDATE!

Our LPJL Pittsburgh stop has gone next level as we #ExposeFakeClinics

Spoiler Alert: Fake clinics hate when you come armed with facts – especially when those facts come from badasses in costumes

Check out the fun we had here and once you’re all riled up – come to Mr Smalls TONIGHT, doors 7pm!

    

LPJL Daily Takedown – July 18th, 2017

Just Another Tuesday: More Unconfirmed Science and Shaming Tactics

REMORSE CODE: Here’s the latest on the much-hyped “abortion regret” meme. As we’ve been telling you for some time, anti-choice crusaders love to push the lie that that there is widespread regret among people who choose abortion. And they like to use a scientifically bogus “abortion pill reversal” myth to frame their scheme. A San Diego doctor claims that he can “reverse” the increasingly popular medication abortion procedure after the patient has taken one pill of the two-pill process. There is a lag of one to two days between taking the pills. Here are the facts—he can’t. A certain percentage of abortions will fail in any case if the second pill is not taken. And here’s another fact—abortion patients do NOT change their mind halfway through. And the whole notion of “abortion regret” is being cynically manipulated by anti-choice people. Certainly there are a lot of conflicting emotions involved in any major life decision, but actual studies show that by far the most common emotion following an abortion is simply relief. The Anti’s need to stop trying to replace that relief with regret through their shaming tactics. 

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The List of Things That Hurt Pregnant People Is Getting Super F*cking Long

COUNTRY MATTERS: If every pregnant person deserves the right to choice, then those that choose to go through with their pregnancy deserve the right to accessible and affordable maternity care. And increasingly, that’s just not available in rural areas. Due to declining population, 80 rural hospitals have closed since 2010, and over 200 maternity wards shut down between 2004 and 2014. Over half of rural counties in America don’t have hospital-based obstetrics. Mothers have less access to prenatal care, and the US infant mortality rate is the worst among developed countries. We need to value motherhood by making it voluntary AND safe for those who choose it!

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Iowa’s Motto: Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain (but not for women, duh)

CRUSHING WAIT: Legal teams defending abortion rights in IOWA have a message for conservative lawmakers in that state—they be trippin’ if they think they can force those seeking abortions to make multiple trips to the clinic. Iowa has imposed a 72-hour waiting period for abortion procedures—forcing many in the largely rural state to travel long distances for more than one clinic visit. And right now lawyers for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa are busy arguing a court case over these restrictions, pointing out that the waiting period puts an undue burden on poor women who can’t afford the travel or missed work. Waiting periods are one of the oldest tricks in the anti-choice book, but the clowns who oppose reproductive rights are still good at pulling out their old tricks along with all the new ones. Thanks to all of the legal eagles who keep up the fight against them! 
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Florida Has the Chance to do This Right, Don’t Florida This, Florida!

MORE WAIT PROBLEMS! Meanwhile, FLORIDA is dealing with its own 24-hour mandatory waiting period for an abortion. That 2015 law has been put on hold by the Florida Supreme Court, but a judge is hearing arguments on it this week. Like even longer forced waits in other states, the law forces patients to make at least one extra trip to the clinic—for people who are hard-pressed for the time and money. Don’t let uterus-occupying bullies wait you out! Props to Gainsville Woman Care for taking this case on! 

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 #WeShowUp – Rosé Salute To Illinois Activists 

TAKING ON THE GORE-GOYLES: What’s worse than an unwanted dick pick in your inbox? How about a bloody fetus on your commute? Yep, the nasty GORE-GOYLES who haunt busy intersections by waving bloody images of medical procedures were at it again, this time in Mokena, ILLINOIS. But once again they were met with SHEROIC counter-protesters who parried their SHOCK & SCHLOCK tactics with cold hard TRUTH! You can’t argue with a gory propaganda poster, but you can let the public know that there are people willing to stand up to this kind of intimidation and harassment. A huge shout out to everybody who is out there countering the gruesome message of the anti-choice ghouls! Let’s leave no gory fetus pic unanswered! 

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VAGICAL UPDATE!

LPJL’s Pittsburgh stop means drinks with the Allegheny Reproductive Health Center was a blast. We love our Indie providers and we’re so lucky to be able to take them out for a burger and a beer – or maybe a few beers because it seems we uterus tattooed everything in sight.

 Today we take our first action in the CPC campaign AND DID IT LIVE ON FB to show folks how easy it is to make a difference!

Plus Jill Sobule comes today for A SECOND ACTION and for our Pittsburgh show tomorrow night!!  If you are in the Burgh, come and join us at Mr Smalls Wednesday, doors 7pm.

  

LPJL Daily Takedown – June 9th, 2017

This Doctor Says He Can “Reverse” Abortions

Mother Jones

QUACK TIME! Have anti choice monsters ever met a lie it didn’t embrace? The latest medical quackery from the same folks who run “crisis pregnancy centers” is that medically-induced abortions can be “reversed”!! A medical abortion involves two drugs, taken hours apart—first mifepristone and then misoprostol. Abortion “reversal” works on the notion that a large dose of progesterone taken after the mifepristone can prevent the abortion. But the leading medical association for obstetricians and gynecologists says “claims of medication abortion reversal are not supported by the body of scientific evidence.”  In laymen’s terms—IT’S TOTAL AND COMPLETE BULLSHIT! Here’s the sitch- a loon Read looney at a CPC in San Diego has been pushing this bogus notion hard. So of course, anti-choice lawmakers then push laws to REQUIRE doctors to tell these lies about “abortion reversal” to women seeking abortions. The only reversal here is that what they’re saying is the mirror-opposite of reality.

Anti-abortion Leader Facing Lawsuit wants Judge Disqualified

ABC News

THE SCUM ALSO RISES: PLANNED PARENTHOOD VIDEO TROLL David Daleiden, who is facing felony charges in California for his attacks on pro-choice organizations, is suing to disqualify a judge in his case. U.S. District Judge William Orrick barred Daleiden from releasing his spy videos he shot at meetings of abortion providers. Daleiden is part of the “Center for Medical Progress” the front organization who shot the video hack job on Planned Parenthood in 2015. Now he’s whining because he says the judge has links to someone who has links to Planned Parenthood! Duh dude- EVERYONE DOES. VIDIOT!

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Abortion Restrictions Threaten Senate GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Push

Politico

TRUMPED CARE: Here’s a little something for fans of poetic justice—Abortion restrictions in the Obamacare repeal efforts might make it impossible for the Senate to pass a repeal bill. Under Senate rules, only budgetary bills can be passed with a simple majority of 50 votes (a process called reconciliation.) If they add restrictions on abortion to the bill, then Republicans need a 60-vote supermajority to pass the bill, and there is no way they’ll get that many votes—there are only 52 Republicans in the Senate. Republicans are trying to finesse FAKE the language so that an abortion ban could slide by under reconciliation rules, but it looks iffy. ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE CARE AND AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE FOR ALL!

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Budget Abortion Language Could Jeopardize Hospital Procedures

North Carolina Health News

TARHEEL SHIT-HEELS! Lawmakers in NORTH CAROLINA are loading up budget bills with anti-abortion landmines. The state Senate version of the budget bill says “no State funds shall be allocated to any provider that performs abortions.” Or as an ACLU spokesperson put it, the bill would “force physicians and facilities to either refuse to provide a common medical procedure or to give up important public health funding from DHHS.” And a House version gives $1.3 million to the Carolina Pregnancy Care Fellowship—a “crisis pregnancy center” that uses lies to discourage women from considering abortion. North Carolina—money for lies, but not for care! LOOK FOR THIS ONE IN YOUR STATE!

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Appeals Court Set Date to Consider Tennessee Abortion Measure

The Tennessean

A federal appeals court has set a date in August to hear oral arguments over TENNESSEE’s harsh anti-abortion law, Amendment 1. AND AMENDMENT 1 IS ONE FUCKED UP AMENDMENT! It gives Tennessee lawmakers almost unlimited power to restrict abortion rights. It’s already spawned a shit-platter of TRAP laws. By the way, the amendment “TRUMPs” federal law, which has been getting Trumped enough lately. The court hearing is over a complex snafu over how votes for the Amendment were counted. But if things go the right way, people in Tennessee will have “1” less problem!

VAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR  UPDATE!

Day 7! What an inspiring Mississippi trip! After we did some raking, flower planting and escorting with the Pink House Defenders, we had a packed show at Duling Hall! The Tour has now landed in Little Rock, Arkansas! First stop — Happy Hour with The Little Rock Family Planning. Second Stop —  Vino’s on SATURDAY for an amazing night of comedy!

If Indiana Could Turn Back Time

If you could turn back time, women would STILL GET ABORTIONS. But that’s not what Indiana state lawmakers want you to think. A new bill passed Monday in the House in Indiana – and one that is gaining steam in many other states – forces doctors to tell patients about “abortion pill reversal.”

Never heard of it? That’s because it’s a crockpot of unscientific slow marinated bullshit.

In a medication abortion, you take the first pill of mifepristone, then follow it up with a dose of misoprostol to expel what’s in the uterus. So-called “abortion pill reversal” involves injecting women with a series of progesterone shots that would supposedly keep the pregnancy on track after they’ve taken the first pill of mifepristone. The study, done by George Delgado of the Culture of Life Family Services clinic (have a particular ring to it?) in San Diego, California had no control group and was not overseen by an institutional review board nor an ethical review committee.

In a video on Delgado’s website explaining how his clinic encourages women to carry pregnancies to term he says, “She can do what her maternal instincts drive her to do and that is to protect her unborn child.”

Yeah, sounds like an impartial scientific medical professional with no agenda whatsoever. Even the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has straight up denounced this abortion U-turn procedure.

It is absurd that legislators would force medically trained doctors to lie to patients about an unscientifically proven ‘procedure.’ They may as well be giving doctors the Oscar nominated script to Moonstruck, as it has about as much science in it as this bill. And at least it would be entertaining.

With this bill, lawmakers would have you believe that women seeking abortions are indecisive gypsies, tramps, and thieves that constantly need reminding that it is possible to change their fragile minds.

Supporters of it would have you believe that it’s about giving women the panoply of medical options out there. Republican representative Peggy Mayfield, one of the bill’s co-authors, told the Indianapolis Star. “There is an alternative there. There is hope.”
We can only hope that lawmakers SNAP OUT OF IT and start making science great again.